Eaton Is Out ... For Now

Adam Eaton won't make his next start because of a back problem.

"We're giving it a couple days off," said Eaton, who is 0-2 with a 15.75 ERA this spring. "The MRI results were .... slight herniated disc. And some arthritis on the right side. Which is kind of what we knew going in. But it's official."

What does that mean?

It's not serious. Eaton could pitch again Thursday.

How effectively remains to be seen.


The Phillies made their first cuts today. They optioned Joe Bisenius, J.A. Happ and Brad Harman to minor-league camp. They re-assigned Ron Chiavacci, Zack Segovia, Brian Mazone, Joe Savery, Tuffy Gosewisch, Lou Marson, Jason Donald, Mike Cervenak, Andy Tracy and Valentino Pascucci.